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Enjoy Thanksgiving Feasts and Fun in Howard County!

Stressed about the holidays? Instead of worrying about getting the big dinner ready, let some of Howard Country’s best restaurants take your worries away so you can enjoy a delicious gourmet dinner with your friends and family. From pre-holiday fun to Black Friday and Small Business Saturday savings, you’ll find everything that’s happening here.

Holiday Hoopla

Thomas Issac Log Cabin in Ellicott City

‘Tis ALMOST the season for Fa-La-La-La LOTS of Holiday Hoopla in Howard County! From family style feasts with all the fixins, local artisan crafts, ol’ fashioned shoppes, train gardens and tree lightings, you’ll find the perfect way to celebrate in central MERRYLAND!

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Welcome Centers in Ellicott City & Savage Mill

WC Bench 2Stop in our Welcome Centers to get local insights and recommendations from our Tourism Team. Take a break in the lounge area, discover new area attractions, learn history from informational panels, and grab brochures for the best lodging, shopping, dining and sight-seeing.

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Visitors & Residents Guide Available

The award-winning Official guide to Shopping, Dining, Lodging, Sight-seeing, Living and Discovering Howard County, Where Maryland Comes Together!

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